If you are travelling from Heathrow for a trip of 4 days or more, Heathrow long stay parking will offer you the best value for money. It is by far the cheapest option available for parking at Heathrow, but in no way compromises the level of service you can expect! You will find a great range of parking options, each with its own advantages and each offering high level security for your vehicle while you are away. Choose from Park and Ride, Meet and Greet, official onsite or off-site services and easily find the right car park for your needs.
No need to fret if all this choice sounds a bit overwhelming, below Parkhero has pulled together a comprehensive guide to long stay parking at Heathrow. With our advice on the sort of prices you can expect, a brief guide to each service and answers to your most commonly asked questions, you will be ready to make your booking in no time! Read on and see how much you can save for those memorable moments on your trip away.
The cost of long stay parking varies widely depending on what sort of parking service you choose at Heathrow. At the top end of the scale are the Meet and Greet services offered by Heathrow Airport at each terminal, followed by the official Long Stay car parks. While these services offer you fantastic convenience, it does come at a cost. Official parking can cost as much as £134.20 for 1 week’s parking and up to £237.10 for 4 weeks (Meet and Greet).
In contrast, if you want to save up to 60%, we suggest that you opt for one of the much better value off-site parking services, such as Air Parker Park and Ride. Air Parker provides services at all terminals and for 1 week’s parking you can expect to pay just £47.95 and £101.00 for 4 weeks. That is a saving of £86.25 for one week! This huge saving is clear to see in the table below, where you can see prices for stays from 1 to 4 weeks for some of the top Heathrow long stay parking services.
|Parking Service||1 week||2 weeks||3 weeks||4 weeks|
|Air Parker T2, T3 & T5||£47.95||£72.95||£87.00||£101.00|
|Air Parker T4||£56.95||£81.95||£116.95||£144.95|
|Stress Free Parking||£78.90||£109.90||£144.90||£179.90|
|Long Stay T2 & T3*||£84.20||£100.70||£121.60||£156.60|
|Long Stay T5*||£87.30||£102.60||£115.60||£150.60|
|Meet & Greet T2 & T3*||£129.70||£131.70||£134.00||£204.00|
|Meet & Greet T5*||£134.20||£146.30||£167.10||£237.10|
*Note! Not all of these car parks are currently available on Parkhero.
The prices above are based on bookings for March and April 2021 made 5 months in advance. For the best prices, always make sure to book as far in advance as possible.
Below you will see a brief overview of each long stay car park Heathrow from the table above. You will find information on the type of service offered, opening hours, transfer times, reviews and site security. For more information on each service, follow the link in the text or from the table to the dedicated page.
When parking with Air Parker Park and Ride you are guaranteed a great parking experience. The car park consistently receives good reviews giving it an average customer rating of 9.2. Friendly staff will ensure that you have a stress-free experience and get to your terminal in plenty of time. Shuttles run every 20 minutes and take around 15 minutes to reach the terminals. The buses operate between 05:00 and 00:00. While you are away your car will be in safe hands with excellent security features in place, including CCTV and regular security patrols.
With MBW Parking you can enjoy one of the cheapest Meet and Greet services at Heathrow. They offer over 25 years’ experience as an independent car park at the airport and know how to ensure you have a hassle-free experience. Simply drop your car off in the Short Stay car park at your terminal, a MBW valet will greet you and take your car to the secure off-site car park and bring it back to the same spot when you return. The car park operates between 04:00 and 00:00 and has an average customer review rating of 8.2.
For a parking experience without unnecessary stress, choose Stress Free Parking Meet and Greet. It has Park Mark accredited security, professionally trained and fully insured valets and a convenient drop-off and pick-up spot in the Short Stay car park. The service is rated on average at 9.1 out of 10 by our customers and as a national company they have plenty of experience in providing a fantastic service.
The official Long Stay car park at Terminals 2, 3 and 5 is a self-park service located a 7 to 12 minute shuttle ride from the terminals. You can purchase a ticket on the day or guarantee yourself a space by booking in advance online. When you arrive the number plate recognition system will admit you and you are free to choose your own space and keep your keys. There are regular security patrols and you get the extra benefit of being on the airport terrain.
There is a Meet and Greet service provided by the airport at Terminals 2, 3 and 5 which allows you to drop-off and pick-up your car just a short walk from the terminal. There is excellent security for your vehicle while you are away and you can add cleaning services and come back to a sparklingly clean car. This service is one of the most expensive of the Heathrow long term parking options available.
Below you will find some of the most common questions we receive about long stay parking together with our detailed answers. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, make sure to contact our customer service team.
Long Term parking is usually defined as more than 3 or 4 days parking at the airport. For weekend breaks and day breaks, the Short Term car park can be a good option as you are within walking distance of the terminal. However, long stay car parks offer much better value for stays of more than 4 days. They can be either Park and Ride or Meet and Greet services.
The price of Heathrow long stay parking varies by how long you stay, how far in advance you book and which type of parking you choose. If you book 5 months in advance or more you can easily save up to 60% compared to last minute purchases. You can then find options such as the £47.95 for 1 week parking with Air Parker.
If you are most concerned with the price, then a long stay Park and Ride service, such as Air Parker is your best parking option at Heathrow. Well priced and well rated by customers, you cannot find much better! If you are more concerned with convenience, then the MBW Parking Meet and Greet service could be a good choice. You can drop-off and pick-up your car just a short walk away from the terminal in the Short Stay car park.
You can park for free for up to 2 hours in the Long Stay car park at each Heathrow Terminal. You can also use the shuttle bus free of charge. It is a great option for dropping people off and picking them up without having to spend a fortune for a limited stay in the Short Stay car park (£4.90 an hour).
There is no limit as such for how long you can stay in the Short Term car park, but it is not advised to park here for more than a few days. The Short Stay car park costs £4.90 an hour, making the long stay options mentioned above far better value for money.
Parkhero is a leading UK car park comparison website specialising in airport parking. We have done our research and bring you the best parking deals at airports across the UK. Our website is simple to use, as all you need to do is to start a search in the comparison tool at the top of the page by entering your travel dates and hitting search. The results will be with you in seconds ranked from the cheapest to the most expensive parking options. Book directly from this page or find out more information about each service on their dedicated page.
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Please note that while we have made every attempt to report on Heathrow parking prices accurately, prices do fluctuate over time. The rates mentioned in this article were valid in November 2020.